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Monday, July 25, 2011

Why "Night Walks Softly?"

Hi Readers,

The title for my book comes from a French poem I especially like.  The poem is "Recueillement," by Baudelaire.  Briefly, it is a peaceful poem about taking the time to reflect and regroup.

Of course it is quite "Baudelarian" and would take several class periods to analyze effectively.  I like it for the message, the imagery, and the way it sounds.

This is the last line in French:

Entends, ma chère, entends la douce Nuit qui marche.

(Hear, my dear (female), hear the soft/sweet Night walking.)

And from there, we get Night Walks Softly.

It works perfectly with Anne's story.

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